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Water Place Park, Providence

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Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Park
Waterplace Park is an urban park situated along the Woonasquatucket River in downtown Providence, Rhode Island at the original site of the Great Salt Cove. Finished in 1994, Waterplace Park is connected to 3/4 mile of cobblestone-paved pedestrian walkways along the waterfront known as Riverwalk. Venice-styled Pedestrian bridges cross the river. Most of Riverwalk is below street level and automotive traffic. Waterplace Park and Riverwalk together are host to Providence's popular summertime Waterfire events, a series of bonfires lit on the river accompanied by classical and world music.

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  • I was born in Rhode Island and worked during my college years at a business on South Water Street, but had not been back in at least 40 years. What a wonderful re-imagining has taken place in the...  more »
  • I first came here in the 80’s when the river was totally covered. Now that is has be uncovered and the river can be seen it makes for a beautiful setting. You can walk or drive along the river. The...  more »
  • Great place to escape for lunch or a quick walk around the water. You’ll also find seating to relax, read or just hang out. Kept very clean by friendly staff. Astonishing fire shows on the water at night on summer weekends as well as boats to rent.
  • Great chill spot..usually pretty clean and safe. Great architecture! And a good smoke spot...just dont get caught...
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